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Devolution

(2020)
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WORLD WAR Z

'A visceral tale of survival horror' FINANCIAL TIMES
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As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now.

But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten.

In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real.

Kate's is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity's defiance in the face of a terrible predator's gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death.

Yet it is also far more than that.

Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us - and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.

Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it - and like none you've ever read before.
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'A masterful blend of laugh-out-loud social satire and stuff-your-fist-in-your-mouth horror. One elevates the other, making the book, and its message, all the more relevant.' David Sedaris

'For any fan of Bigfoot or cryptozoology, it's a referential treat.' Guardian

'Dark, gripping and visceral, Devolution is a unique journey into terror.' Waterstones

'Another triumph from Max Brooks! . . . I can't wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page-turner' Stephen Chbosky, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Imaginary Friend and The Perks of Being a Wallflower

'Drawing you in with likeable characters in a real-world situation, then smashing your trust to pieces like a giant ape crushing a skull with his bare hands. Devolution will make you think twice about booking that remote weekend getaway in the woods.' Sci-Fi Now, 5* review

'Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal' Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box

'One of the greatest horror novels I've ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it's all going to scare the living daylights out of you' Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

'Grisly page-turner . . . Brooks' eye for rich characterisation, pointed social commentary and nail-chomping suspense is as sharp as ever' Total Film

'Delightful . . . A tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

'Timely, terrifying, and utterly terrific.' SFX Magazine *****

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Another triumph from Max Brooks! First Zombies. Now Bigfoot. I can't wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page turner." - Stephen Chbosky

"Devolution is by Max Brooks, who wrote the stone cold classic that is World War Z, so I will follow him pretty much anywhere. Few things are pleasanter to read when cosy in bed than utterly dreadful dystopian things happening to somebody else." - Jenny Colgan

"Devolution is one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it’s all going to scare the living daylights out of you." - Blake Crouch

"There's a bowstring undercurrent running through the whole of Max Brooks's newest that's liable to snap a reader in half. Characters so real you could name them from your own life, even as you call for them to run for cover. Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal." - Josh Malerman

"A masterful blend of laugh-out-loud social satire and stuff-your-fist-in-your-mouth horror. One elevates the other, making the book, and its message, all the more relevant." - David Sedaris


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Hardback Editions

June 2020 : Hardback
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 1-984826-78-6 / 978-1-984826-78-7
Publisher: Del Rey Books
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June 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devolution: From the bestselling author of World War Z
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 1-5291-2409-3 / 978-1-5291-2409-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devolution - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 0-593-15719-2 / 978-0-593-15719-0 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 0-593-28592-1 / 978-0-593-28592-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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May 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 1-984820-19-2 / 978-1-984820-19-8
Publisher: Del Rey Books
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devolution: From the bestselling author of World War Z
Author(s): Max Brooks
ISBN: 1-5291-2410-7 / 978-1-5291-2410-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Devolution
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Devolution
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Devolution
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Devolution: From the bestselling author of World War Z
Author(s): Max Brooks
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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